Plantagenet Battery

Plantagenet Battery

Albany was the first defended port in Western Australia. The initial military development consisted of two batteries, Princess Royal Battery on the crest of Mount Adelaide and Plantagenet Battery at Point King and was called the Federal Fortress. These batteries were designed to protect the harbour and town of Albany against raids from the sea, to provide a harbour refuge for shipping and to protect the port as a coaling base for Royal Navy vessels.

Photo: Lee Griffith